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GERNSHEIM - is the name extinct?

David Lewin
 

I am researching a KAHN family, originally from Heilbronn, Germany

Hedwig Luise KAHN born 18 Jan 1907 married on 2 June 1943 a Johannes
Emmanuel Theophil GERNSHEIM in Munich. While the rest of her
siblings were all murdered by the Nazis, Hedwig and her husband
survived and in 1955 there was still a trace of them in Freiburg, Germany.

Data Protection laws have so far prevented me from getting any
further information

GERNSHEIM is an old Jewish family name in Worms and Mainz,
Germany. The Nazis murdered many.

Try as I might I find no one with that surname today. Google brings
only the town of that name whence presumably the Jewish name was
taken originally when they adopted family names. Did the Nazis
succeed in eradicating this family?

Can anyone here elaborate on these findings and teach me further please?

David Lewin
London

André Günther
 

the last years died a few Gernsheim in Italy..

Andre Guenther
Munich

cohen.izzy@...
 

A Google Scholar search  or Gernsheim displays items written by:

Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim
Institute fur Soziologie der Universitat Hamburg
Allende-Platz 1, D-2000 Hamburg 13
[This address may not be current. See a later address below.]

She has been publishing articles since the 1970s, so she is not a young woman.

Published in April 2002 she wrote:
Was Kommt Nach Der Familie? Einblicke in neue Lebensformen 
(What comes after the family?)You can read it online in German at http://www.forschungsnetzwerk.at/downloadpub/Familie.pdf

In 1997 she wrote a book that was republished by Verlag C. H. Beck in 2006 ...
so she may be related to the founder of this publishing company.  
Die Kinderfrage heute: Uber Frauenleben, Geburtenruckgang und Kinderwunsch
https://doc1.bibliothek.li/aar/FLMA150950.pdf
You can see a preview of this book at
https://books.google.co.il/books?hl=en&lr=&id=bRc68AswkgwC&oi=fnd&pg=PA7&dq=Gernsheim&ots=2xD5EaR4QK&sig=3y81uGW3lZEqnZcrSRMrLdNCWgk&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Gernsheim&f=false

and

cohen.izzy@...
 

After finding the name Beck-Gernsheim, I should have checked Wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_Beck-Gernsheim
It lists her personal home page at 
http://www.beck-gernsheim.de/
where her email address is given as
beck-gernsheim@...

David Lewin
 

Thank you Izzy for so much interest and help !

I had meant my initial question to be answered, and you are, in a way, confirming my thoughts.   You have found ONE individual in the world who still carries the name. Beck-Gernsheim  has retired from her university.   There has been no response from her personal email address ( at least not so far ) not a single individual responded saying they have GERNSHEIM research in their data.   I would ay here that, sadly,  my proposition is carried.  the name GERNSHEIM  IS EXTINCT.   The Nazis have succeeded in this case.  May that line rest in peace?

David Lewin
London






At 19:18 12/01/2020, cohen.izzy@... wrote:
After finding the name Beck-Gernsheim, I should have checked Wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_Beck-Gernsheim
It lists her personal home page at
http://www.beck-gernsheim.de/
where her email address is given as
beck-gernsheim@...